The Forgotten International

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About us

Our Mission is to develop programs that will alleviate poverty and the suffering associated with poverty both in the United States and worldwide, in particular, that experienced by women and children.

The Forgotten International works to bring together people in the world who have great resources with people who have great needs. We provide those with means a way to contribute globally and encourage compassion. As a result, those in need are given the gift of hope, while those who help are given the gift of knowing that the world has been made better through their kindness and compassion.

Four Program Areas

TFI operates entirely on donations and focuses its limited resources within four main areas in doing the work of poverty alleviation:

Small Grants: TFI makes targeted grants to trusted community organizations, village schools, charitable medical clinics, and orphanages that make the most of all their resources.

Service: Through our Fellowship Program, TFI sends skilled volunteers to live and work abroad for at least 8 weeks with the grassroots organizations we support to directly serve the disadvantaged in the local community.

Goods and Supplies: In collaboration with our Partners, TFI sends needed goods and supplies to women, children and families in need of the bare essentials around the world.

Awareness: TFI seeks to raise awareness of the problem of global poverty through community presentations, videos of our programs, and our award-winning book and upcoming documentary, Living on a Dollar a Day. Our Compassion Education project to be launched in 2016 offer a curriculum to young people about giving and caring at the high school level.


Contact information

Date Founded: November 2007

Government ID number: 26-1484826

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Phone: 415-517-6942

San Francisco, CA, 94119, US

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